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Adding more information to Gramps Descendant Reports

I’m trying to add more information to my Descendant reports. Nothing is working for me when trying to add a birth date and a residence for example. I open reports, descendant reports, go to the ...
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Half uncle cM match to niece/nephew not same as reverse match

My mother's half brother and I both submitted DNA samples to Ancestry. His came back 393 cm related to me. Mine came back 795 related to him. Why would there be such a large difference?
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Understanding DNA match of 2,559cM to grandparent

I received my DNA results from Ancestry. My first DNA match ended up being my paternal grandpa. We shared 37 percent of our DNA and 2559cm. If that seems high, what could be causing so strong of a ...
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Automatically marking relatives dead when born more than 100 years ago

I've found an old GEDCOM file of mine where I did not mark many ancestors as dead despite their birth lying back over a hundred years. Is there an easy way to automatically mark them as dead (with ...
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Identifying freemason regalia from New York

I just found out that my late grandfather was a Freemason. I know he was with the grand lodge of New York. I even have his membership number. I am mostly curious about his regalia. He has some ...
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Locating Birth Certificates in Spain using Census Info

I want to try and obtain accurate details about my Great Grandparents birth (ie. obtain certificates) on my Grandfathers side. My mother has provided photos of them to me and told me a bit about them. ...
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Searching for WW1 records of Adolf Totschek or Totscheck [duplicate]

I am searching for my Great Grandfather’s WW1 records. His name is Adolf Totscheck or Totschek and he lived in Görlitz, Germany.
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Is there some software that can draw a family diagram with a timeline?

I got an idea of how I wanted to represent my family tree. A regular tree has the disadvantage that time is not taken into account. Generations are shown at the same line, while in fact most of the ...
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Deciding between two competing theories - who am I anyway?

My great(5)-grandfather Daniel Cooper arrived in the US around 1695 (maybe he was born here, maybe born at sea), and while his descendants are relatively well documented, nothing is known for sure ...
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Can a citation be copied within Ancestry.com?

I created a source (a certain book) and citation (a certain page) within Ancestry.com and attached it to one person. The page mentions multiple people in my tree. Is there a way to duplicate the ...
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Can a person confirm paternity by results of a DNA matching service to the father's distant relative?

I am trying to find a way to confirm that the man listed on my birth certificate is my father or not (hopefully not). I have some obstacles, of course, one is that he died in 2011. We were not close (...
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DNA matches half uncle

I was wondering if anyone could answer this question I have. I have DNA match with my half uncle ( fathers side) , and I also have a half great Aunty - mother’s side. My sister has a slightly higher ...
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Would half siblings share the same DNA links to extended family

I've matched with either a half sibling\aunt or niece on MyHeritage - we chatted and it seems like we share the same father. However, I have links to a 1st cousin once removed or second cousin, for ...
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3rd Cousin DNA with a person

I share a DNA match with a male person of 152cM coming up as a 3rd cousin. I also share a match with his half brother but much Lower at 45cM. These two share the same father but different mothers. I’...
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Is person who has lost family last name still considered Direct descendant

My aunt's children, already have children, and these kids no longer have any of my grandparents' last names, as they have inherited the lastname from the husband. Can they still be considered as ...
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how to find out about german prisoners of war after they returned to Germany

I am trying to find out more about a group of German prisoners of war who worked on my grandparents farm in the north of England in the late 1940s. I have letters which they sent from Germany in the ...
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What is the relationship based on shared DNA

We are trying to find out information regarding my mothers biological father side of the family. My mom was adopted in 1945 and later in life discovered her biological mother but not her biological ...
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When designing/drawing a family tree in one view, how should I handle the parents, grandparents, etc. of a significant other of 3 children

When designing/drawing a family tree in one view, how should I handle the parents, grandparents, etc. of a significant other of 3 children? A---B ___|___ | | | C B D This is a scenario where B ...
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How common is it to be related to another person in at least two different ways?

While exploring my genealogy, I found out that I am related to my best friend Nate via 2 different genetic routes. But a little more backstory. I was born in Texas, spent my younger years in Minnesota,...
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Montmorency Island, Québéc?

I have lots of records that allegedly come from churches in “Montmorency I., Québec, Canada.” I had assumed that the ‘I’ was for Île (Island). But I cannot find such a place in Canada—not even a ...
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What did “SVO co” mean in Worcester, Massachusetts circa 1940?

I have been trying to track my great grandfather's life as detailed as possible. In doing so, I came across two nearly identical entries for him in the Polk's Worcester City Directories, one from 1939,...
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Looking for parents of Samuel F. Ervin, country of birth

Samuel F Ervin married Jane Barron in West Virginia, USA. I am looking to find his parents and country of birth.
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Using name numbering for fathers, sons, etc

In my family, we have Bill Jones, his son Bill R Jones, and a grandson Bill G Jones. Can the grandson properly use Bill Jones III (the third)?
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My nana is Fully Puerto Rican & my mom is half what does that make me? [duplicate]

Okay so my nana is fully Puerto Rican & all of my moms side of the family is Puerto Rican. My mom is half Puerto Rican & half black. What does that make me?
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Interpreting YFull mt-DNA data

I just got my YFull mt-DNA results. I'm new to genealogy. I don't have a Y chromosome. I have no idea what they mean. YFull offers no tutorial. Where do I start?
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False name on birth certificate

I am using fake names for this question. Jane Jones is the daughter of Julie ___ and Bob Smithers. Julie and Bob were not married. They lied, and Jane’s birth certificate says “Smith.” Jane later ...
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Pedigree Collapse Visualization

Are there any visualization software out there that will display pedigree collapse as efficiently as the following? https://learnforeverlearn.com/ancestors/ Although the site is free to use, it is not ...
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Distinguishing half siblings from first cousins (possible fathers are brothers) using shared cM

Regarding half siblings, sent my DNA to Ancestry came to a match of half sibling at 1530 cMs @ 99% half sibling however was in contact with such match and he is claiming my father or one his two ...
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Unknown dna match [duplicate]

I’m new here and I just found out who my biological father was. Why I’m here is on ancestry.com a new dna match came up with 1,012 centimorgans with 36 segments longest segment is 100 centimorgans. ...
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Tracing ancestor with 1910 Wisconsin Birth Registration but nothing afterwards

I have located my ancestor Serafina Alice Brylski's 22 OCT 1910 Registration of birth and nothing else after that. Serafina Alice Brylski 1910– BIRTH 22 OCT 1910 • Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ...
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Is M.-Gladbach an abbreviation for Mönchengladbach in the Verlustlisten 1. Weltkrieg?

The entry for Peter Rill in the Verlustlisten 1. Weltkrieg, p. 26217, lists M.-Gladbach as the location. Is this an abbreviation for Mönchengladbach, Germany? Peter Rill was lightly wounded. I assume ...
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Finding state records for Veneto region after 1815

I have been relying on this website for the records during the Napoleonic times: http://dl.antenati.san.beniculturali.it/en/gallery But after 1815 there is nothing. Are there any records from that ...
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Determining AncestryDNA Match relationship [duplicate]

I had my DNA tested through Ancestry.com. My closest match shares 2041cm. Is it safe to say this is probably a half-sibling? Are other ways of confirming this relationship?
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Finding 1834 location in St Clement, Cornwall, England

I am using the Kresen Kernow website for the first time, and trying to understand information about my 4th great grandfather Francis Green in one of its holdings. The documents are titled Mortgage, ...
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Finding 1911 marriage record from Poland

My grandfather Stanislaw Czyzyk was born 23 May 1885 at Kurpiecz or Grodno. My grandmother Julia Zinkowski was born 19 Mar 1896 in Czernawta (as far as I could find in old records, or Bialystok which ...
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Seeking immigration (Italy to Argentine) and birth records for Anselmo Vichi

Seeking immigration (Italy to Argentine) and birth records for Anselmo Vichi I´m looking for a Anselmo Vichi´s immigration manifesto and birth record. He emigrated from ITALY (to Argentina on December ...
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Learning more about father than just his name

I have my biological father's name and that is all. He and my mother were never married. He was born somewhere in Colorado around the turn of the 20th century. My investigation turned up three men ...
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Correct spelling of Polish surname Czizyk or Czisik? [duplicate]

Looking for correct spelling of my grandparants who are from Poland. Came over to America via Ellis Island in 1913. Immigration papers reflect: Grandfathers name: Stanislaw Czizyk or Czisik Arrived ...
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Matching one cousin more than double their sibling

I have a 1883 cM match with my first cousin. I have a 762 match with his brother, and a 4462 match with my sister. Is there an explanation?
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2nd cousin showing up as DNA match

I recently discovered I shared a DNA match with a lady of 341cMs of whom I don’t know. I’ve since made contact with her and some missing gaps discovered. She has a half sibling (1972cm) - brother , (...
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Older records of ship movements

Trying to reconstruct the Navy travels of myself, my father, my uncle, and my father-in-law. Is there an online source for location information of U.S. Navy ships 1975-1987 ? Or merchant marine? Old ...
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Manhattan Name Change Records

My great grandfather immigrated to NYC from Lomza Gubernia of Biyalstok Province of Russian EMpire (Poland today) in 1885. We don't know his original name, though the family lore is his name was ...
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Father is a twin, closest DNA match is 1,723 CM's [duplicate]

My closest DNA match is 1,723CM's across 32 segments with the longest segment being 217 CM's. My next closest match is a cousin of the first match 886 CM's across 31 segments with the longest being 78 ...
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Understanding DNA match of 1,723 cM

I have a DNA match of 1,723 cM with a male 6 years younger than me. His father is one of a twin, could my match be not my half-sibling but my 1st cousin.
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How do immigrants change their names?

My grandfather was born in Sweden in 1877 and he was a Johansson. He came to the U.S. in 1891 and the next record I can find is his Naturalization and his name is now Erickson. Where did he get his ...
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Marriage “in der Bethstund”?

I'm trying to understand the last bit of this entry: Item. Nicolaus Burchardt, und Jungfer Elisabetha Braunschweigs          Copuliert am 26. November. Er: M. in der Bethstund zusammen gegeben. I ...
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Why might a free woman have a child with a slave?

Below is is a baptism record for a child Samuel in the Virgin Islands. The columns are for parents' names, then occupation, then civil status, then day baptized and then where they live. Eve is free ...
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Looking for a resource about the poor system in early 19th century Denmark

Is there a good resource for learning terminology used in the 1840 Denmark poor system, and how that system functioned? I have already read the FHL wiki about poor in Denmark. I am looking in then-...
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The significance of A.M. after a given name?

John [A.M. GR1], Esq., Nov. 25, 1827, a. abt. 79 y. CR1 [Nov. 24, a. 80 y. GR1] This death entry for John Rogers is found in the Vital Records of Gloucester, Massachusetts, vol. 3. GR1 represents a ...
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Sharing 52% DNA with mother

I received my 23 and me results and it says I share 52% DNA with my mom. Is this possible?

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